OLYMPIA, Wash. – With the start of their inaugural season in the Evergreen Premier League just around the corner, the Oly Town Artesians have announced two changes to their 2017 schedule.
The wet weather this April has forced the team to move their Sunday, April 30th EPLWA opener against Yakima United from The Evergreen State College to the turf and covered seating at South Sound Stadium. First kick is still scheduled for 2:00 PM with gates set to open at 1:15. All children in their youth team uniforms will be admitted for free to the first outdoor league game in club history.
The Artesians have also moved their first meeting with Washington Premier South Sound FC to Friday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM at The Evergreen State College. The game was previously scheduled for Sunday, June 4th.
Season tickets for all seven of the Artesians home games are available by becoming an Artesian Well Head. Well Heads get season tickets, an exclusive scarf, mid-season barbecue with the team, a vote for team awards and much more throughout the season. Memberships are available for $80 and can be purchased at www.olytownfc.com/tickets.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The second place Oly Town Artesians will defend their undefeated home record when first place Bellingham United comes to town on Saturday night at 6:00 PM. The Artesians are 3-0-0 at The Pavilion at Evergreen this season and sit alone in second place with 10 points, five points behind the Hammers.
The WISL playoff race is heating up with five of six teams sitting within three points of each other. The top four teams make the playoffs. Oly Town sits in second with 10 points, the Olympic Force are second with nine points and the Tacoma Stars Reserves, Sporting Everett and the Snohomish Skyhawks round out the standings with seven points each. The Artesians face Bellingham, Tacoma, Snohomish and Olympic to round out the regular season.
SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Willie Spurr scored his 10th goal of the season and chipped in two assists but despite 44 shots on goal, the Oly Town Artesians suffered a 7-5 road loss to the Snohomish Skyhawks on Saturday night.
Spurr opened the scoring for the Artesians in the first quarter and assisted the next two goals, the first a Marco Monzon goal in the second quarter and the third a Chris Pugh goal in the third. But Oly could muster just those three goals in the first three quarters and found themselves down 5-3 going into the fourth.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Matt Herrera tied the game with 25 second left, but the Oly Town Artesians were not content with just one point at home. Moments later, Willie Spurr raced up the near side boards and buried the game winner with 10 seconds left to knock off the Tacoma Stars Reserves 6-5 on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Evergreen. Spurr scored four goals in the game and the Artesians (3-1-1, 10 points) jumped into first place in the Western Indoor Soccer League with ten points, at least temporarily.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians home game against the Tacoma Stars Reserves on Saturday, January 7th has been moved up to 3:00 PM so that fans and players can enjoy the Seattle Seahawks playoff game later that evening. Doors for the afternoon tilt at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College between two teams tied for second place in the Western Indoor Soccer League will open at 2:15 and tickets are available at the door.
TACOMA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians played their first competitive games at the Northwest Indoor Socer Invitational at the Tacoma Soccer Center on Saturday afternoon. Mike Rancipher scored the first goal in club history and Matt Stalnik scored three goals in three 24 minute preseason games. The Artesians scored a 1-1 draw against the Arlington Aviators, fell 2-1 to South Sound United and dropped their final game to the Snohomish Skyhawks, 4-2.
In the first game, Mike Rancipher got the Artesians on the board for the first time ever with a rocket shot from the top of the box. Oly Town played outstanding defense for the next ten minutes until the Aviators finally broke through and tied the game up. Time ran out and the Artesians registered their first ever point with a 1-1 draw.
Matt Stalnik scored the first of his three goals on the day with a goal at the 16 minute mark in game two. But South Sound United took advantage of a mistake in front of the keeper and tied the game up just a minute later and would take the lead with just three minutes left to play to take the 2-1 win.
In game three, with defenseman Guillermo Martinez out and only ten remaining Artesians available, the Snohomish Skyhawks used their depth and took a 2-0 lead in the first ten minutes of the game. Stalnik cut the lead to 2-1 with a goal in the 12th minute and following another Skyhawks goal, got the Artesians to within one again at 3-2 on an assist from Rancipher on a 2-1 break. But Snohomish would finish things off with a goal at the 5:11 mark and would prevail, 4-2.
Oly Town keeper Mauricio Sanchez played outstanding in all three games making save after save throughout the day. Carlos Dextre and Martin Ramirez just barely missed multiple goals and Dyson Fowler, Greg Wolfe, Kevin Dlugos, Noel Vazquez and Tyler Sharp each put in a great effort over three games.
The Seattle Impact Reserves won the Invitational championship later in the evening with a 3-1 win over the Tacoma Stars.
The Artesians now turn their attention toward the Western Indoor Soccer League’s regular season. The Tacoma Stars come to Olympia Indoor Soccer on November 22nd at 6:00 PM. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit the Artesians at olytownfc.com.
The Oly Town Artesians are pleased to announce that Lucky Dog Casino will be the official sponsor of the club’s inaugural season jerseys. The Lucky Dog Casino logo will grace the front of the Artesians home and away jerseys for the entire 2014-2015 season.
The jerseys will make their debut today (Saturday, November 1st) at the Northwest Indoor Soccer Invitational at the Tacoma Soccer Center. The Artesians will play three preseason games beginning with a 2:30 PM matchup with fellow Western Indoor Soccer League squad Arlington Aviators, a 3:30 game against South Sound United and wrapping up with the Snohomish Skyhawks at 5:30. Admission to the entire tournament is free and games begin at 2:00 PM.
The Skokomish Nation’s Lucky Dog Casino is located just north of Shelton on US HWY 101. The casino will host a kick-off party for the Artesians and a mid-season event for the club at a time and date yet to be announced.
A formal unveiling of the jerseys is planned for next week at an event in Olympia. More information on that event will be released shortly.
Other sponsorship opportunities with the Artesians are available by calling Brandon Sparks at (360) 561-7252 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.